Christopher J. England

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Chris England
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Chair of the Alabama Democratic Party
Assumed office
November 2, 2019
Preceded byNancy Worley
Member of the Alabama House of Representatives
from the 70th district
Assumed office
November 8, 2006
Preceded byBryant Melton
Personal details
Born
Christopher John England

(1976-08-19) August 19, 1976 (age 43)
Tuscaloosa, Alabama, U.S.
Political partyDemocratic
EducationHoward University (BA)
University of Alabama,
Tuscaloosa
(JD)

Christopher John England (born August 19, 1976) is an American politician and the current chair of the Alabama Democratic Party. England is the first black chairman of either major political party in the history of the state of Alabama.[1]

Early life and education[edit]

England was born on August 19, 1976. His father, John H. England Jr., is a judge of the 6th Circuit Court in Alabama, former Tuscaloosa City Council member, and served as a justice on the Alabama Supreme Court from 1999-2000. He received his Bachelor of Arts from Howard University and his Juris Doctor from the University of Alabama. He is a member of the Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity and has served on the Board of Directors of the Police Athletic League and PRIDE.[2]

Early career[edit]

England is a member of the Alabama House of Representatives from the 70th District, holding his seat unopposed since 2006. He is a member of the Democratic Party (United States).[3] England is the Minority Whip of the House of Representatives and a member of the National Black Caucus of State Legislators.[4] In December of 2018, England was elected caucus chair of the House Democratic Caucus.[5] England also serves as Associate City Attorney in the City of Tuscaloosa, handling Claims, Franchise Agreements, and Tax Issues.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "First Black Chairperson".
  2. ^ "Christopher J. England". Retrieved July 2, 2015.
  3. ^ "Christopher J. England". Retrieved July 2, 2015.
  4. ^ "Statehouse Leaders". NBCSL.org. Archived from the original on 9 April 2016. Retrieved 4 May 2016.
  5. ^ "Tuscaloosa Appointments".
  6. ^ "City of Tuscaloosa".
Party political offices
Preceded by
Nancy Worley
Chair of the Alabama Democratic Party
2019–present
Incumbent